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On the last night of our retreat at Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery in France, the nuns who led my small group invited us to a potato barbecue.
How easy it is to use this scripture to justify our self-righteous refusal to go along with any ol' thing.
Emily C. Heath
Jesus was trying to tell the disciples to be wary of the false teachings of religious authorities like the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Quinn G. Caldwell
Earlier this summer, two women visiting Panama City Beach in Florida heard screams and saw two young boys hundreds of feet out from shore.
A cartoon shows a pastor meeting with the chairperson of the church council.
Kenneth L. Samuel
Upon their exodus out of Egyptian slavery, God instructed the Hebrews to abandon the worship of idols their parents engaged in while they were in bondage, and to direct their devotions toward the one God who had heard their pleas and secured their liberation.
I don't travel much, but I've been to Canada. Here's what I heard: "Oh. You're an American."
Tamar Elad-Appelbaum was raised in an orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem.
One August day, when I was a young pastor, a group of people showed up at the church office demanding to know if I had been "born again."
Richard L. Floyd
A pastor friend of mine is known to have told his congregation, "If there isn't somebody here who rubs you the wrong way you need to come around more often."